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Nanzenji Temple Guide: Visual Walk Through One of Japan's Most Incredible Temples

Ginkakuji Temple, Nanzenji Temple Shrines

Kyoto's Nanzenji Temple is extraordinarily beautiful in every season, and it seems a postcard-perfect photo awaits at every turn. There are many beautiful spots in Nanzenji Temple for snapping photos, such as the Sanmon mentioned in the Kabuki play of the same name, the brick aqueduct, and the garden representing a Zen interpretation of the world. Here we'll take you around the grounds of Kyoto's celebrate temple and share some of the best areas for photos.

Japan's Ama Divers: An Afternoon With Mie’s Famous Free-Diving Mermaids!

Mie Suburbs Other Activities

The ama, or female free-divers, of Mie Prefecture, are famous throughout Japan. Ama divers have been free-diving for abalone and other marine products since the Yayoi period, around 2,000 years ago. Records show that abalone from the region was served to the imperial court as a special product of Ise Shima 1270 years ago. It is even designated as a miketsukuni, a region supplying food to the emperor. In Toba City, there still around 120 ama fisherwomen, inheritants of a long-established fishing tradition. From ancient times, ama huts have been places where the divers change and warm themselves up with fires burning on the hearth. The ama hut experience at Hachiman Kamado Asarihama allows you to see the culture of the ama divers at first hand and to sample delicious, freshly cooked seafood at the same time.

Kyoto Station Guide: Find Trains, Best Shopping, Restaurants, Souvenirs & More!

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Other Sightseeing

Kyoto Station sees a fair share of the 50 million local and foreign tourists that visit Kyoto every year. Kyoto Station is not only a major transit hub for Kyoto, but tourists can find many facilities with shops selling food and souvenirs in and around it, making it easy to do all your shopping in one spot! To help you get a head start on your Kyoto trip, we’ve compiled some useful information about shops and services such as transport options, baggage checkrooms, food places, and shopping centers that will no doubt prove handy. One can never have too much knowledge when planning a trip, after all!

Choice Spots

  • Arashiyama, Uzumasa
  • Gion, Kawaramachi, Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano
  • Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple
  • Namba, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi
  • Nara, Ikoma, Tenri
  • Shinsekai, Tennouji, Tsuruhashi
  • Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi
  • USJ, Nanko Port
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